Complex littoral habitat influences the response of native minnows to stocked trout: evidence from whole-lake comparisons and experimental predator enclosures

@inproceedings{Hanisch2012ComplexLH,
  title={Complex littoral habitat influences the response of native minnows to stocked trout: evidence from whole-lake comparisons and experimental predator enclosures},
  author={Justin R. Hanisch and William M. Tonn and Cynthia A. Paszkowski and Garry J. Scrimgeour and Cliff Kraft},
  year={2012}
}
Strong negative effects of introduced predatory fishes on native species are frequently reported but may not be universal. Recent research from productive lakes, for example, has documented few serious negative effects. Our objective was to determine how complex littoral habitat mediates the response of adult and young-of-year (YOY) native dace (Chroso- mus spp.) and fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) to the introduction of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in pro- ductive lakes in Alberta… CONTINUE READING